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Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE is pictured receiving a courtesy call from Regional Economic Attaché at the French Embassy to Panama Mr. Julien Defrance on April 27.
Mr. DeFrance is visiting the British Virgin Islands this week, to hold discussions on bilateral exchanges of tax information. While in the BVI, he will meet with a number of Government officials, the Financial Services Commission and private sector practitioners to gain a better understanding of the legal framework and how it functions. Discussions will also be held on recent evolutions in legislation, how they might impact on BVI's business model and the likely impact of future international regulations and reforms. (Photo Credit: Nadia James Harris/GIS)